I first learned the word curmudgeon from Keith Yandel, my philosophy adviser at The University of Wisconsin-Madison. He may have been referring to Kant, although I have heard he was, at times, a funny (if not fun-loving) philosopher. The Oxford On-line Dictionary defines curmudgeon as: A bad-tempered or surly person. This captures the impatient, fussy, […]

via Two Cheers for Curmudgeons — Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D.